Meaningful work is the conduct of activity perceived by the individual as contributing to society. It can be paid employment (working for another), self-employment (working for oneself) or volunteering (contributing to a cause without payment).
What we can do for you
We can assist you by referral to our The Oasis Townsville Employment Program and to specialist recruitment organisations (like Red Rock Recruitment) and good employers to get you into your own business or finding suitable work. Or if its volunteer work you are after, something to support our ex-ADF community or other cause, no matter how much time or effort you can afford, we've got work for you in The Oasis Townsville Volunteer Opportunities Program which is closely aligned to Volunteering North Queensland.
*Links list is not exhaustive, if you know of another please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Links for Employment
Issues to be aware of when coming to 'Civvie Street'
Finding Meaningful Work
What industries are jobs growing fastest in?
The Australian Government website JobOutlook is a good place to start for a menu of jobs you might be interested in. See what jobs are on the rise in the next 5 years?
Now find how to acquire the skills that can lead to what you want to do.
Recognition of Prior Learning from ADF?
Qld Government Skillsgateway site is very useful, it is a search engine to assist people to navigate training courses, qualifications and funding. It also provides details of all current Skilling Queenslanders for Work projects in QLD.
Preparing a Resume and Covering Letter
Videos on YouTube "Job Seeker Prep Series" on how to write a Resume and Covering Letter
Finding a Job
Employment Services that support ex-ADF members*
Enabled Employment (one of a few focusses is ex-ADF)
Trans-Civ (Defence career transition)
EDit (Ex-Defence Integration Team)
Starting a Small Business